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  • Reluctantly Queer

    Reluctantly Queer

    Finally had the bright idea to find a Letterboxd list of films leaving at the end of the month and sort it by highest rating; this was near the top of the list and definitely worth my last 8 minutes of January viewing.

  • Bone

    Bone

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Not gonna do this one justice on a single viewing but wow. Agree with Neil Young that this approaches Targets-level as an exploitation film world debut from an already clearly singular artist, albeit one less clearly influenced by Hollywood masters than by European ones (I’ve seen others mention Pasolini and Roeg but the one that I kept thinking of was Buñuel). As a satirist Cohen knows just when to lean into tropes and stereotypes and when to overturn them, a constant dance…

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  • Babylon

    Babylon

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I tweeted this after watching, and got both some likes and some pushback from folks I respect. So at the risk of over-explaining the joke, let me “go deeper” than 140 characters.

    I’m definitely not the only one to reach for the Requiem For A Dream shorthand; I hadn’t yet read Nick Davis’s review when I made my tweet, but I feel like I’m in good company whenever one of my thoughts overlaps with his in even the most fleetingly surface way. Calling Babylon a…

  • TÁR

    TÁR

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    DCP.

    Provoked a lot of thought about conductors, musicians, administrators, assistants; mentors, mentees, lesbians, partners, mothers, cancelers, the cancelled, and most of all about people who devote large portions of their consciousness to the study of other people’s creative endeavors. I don’t know how folks in the above categories might react to this movie. Field tries and mostly succeeds in building a window onto a world of culture (the real one? Probably not quite but that’s okay.) it doesn’t really care…